'Save My Skin': John wants to get rid of 'golf size' lumps and have one less problem amid many health issues
John has been struggling with the lumps on his skin that started appearing when he was 15. Ever since then, the lumps have been growing in size and appearing on parts of John's body where he hadn't expected them to come. John is now conscious of what people might think about his lumps.
To make sure they go unnoticed, John tries to wear clothes that cover most of his lumps. John says he does not like seeing the "golf size lumps" on his body and thinks of ways to hide them. He tries to wear shirts that would cover his entire arm and hide the lumps. Despite this, there are times when the lumps are quite visible and it is difficult for people to ignore.
However, this is not the only worry John has. Last year, he suffered a heart attack despite having no history of any heart problems. While the attack took him by surprise, he knew that he had to be more conscious about his life choices. To add to this, John is also a diabetic. He was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of seven and has been using injections to control it.
The lumps make it difficult for him to find a place that would be suitable to insert the injections. Talking to Dr Emma Craythorne, who he came to consult about his lumps, he revealed that there had been times when he had inserted the injection into the lumps by mistake. While the lumps do not cause him any pain, he said that some of them become tender.
Dr Craythorne revealed that what John had was called lipoma, a collection of benign fat tissues. She suggested that they would be able to remove them with surgery and John was quick to say yes to it. He said that he just wanted to have one less problem, given his health condition.
Dr Craythorne agreed to perform the surgery and prepared John for it. Unlike other patients she has had, John was curious to see how she removed the lumps. He thought it was fascinating. Dr Craythorne even gave him the pleasure to hold one of the fat tissues when it was out. Undoubtedly, he enjoyed it.
Once she was able to remove a couple of them from his body, she informed him that she would be performing the remaining surgery at a later date. Once the session was completely over, John confessed that he was happy with the results and felt pleased about how his body looked now.
'Save My Skin' airs on Thursdays at 9 pm ET on TLC.